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some spots north of maryland. northeastern sections of cecil county. could see 20, 22 inches out of this storm as well. so some folks will be dealing with 35, 40 inches of snow. or more. just in the last four to five days. vic? >> okay, bob. thank you very much. it's not just maryland, much of the mid-atlantic is buried under heavy snow. airports are starting to reopen. but the federal government remains closed. first warning weather coverage continues now with joel brown, who reports from washington. >> reporter: washington, d.c. is digging out from a record- setting snowfall. and getting ready for more. another winter storm is approaching. and there's already 18 to hurt inches -- to hurt inches -- to 30 inches of snow on the ground. the nation's capital was virtually shut down for the third day in a row. the government shut down. and just 10 bus lines were running. the senate open for business monday, only to postpone everything on the docket.
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megan peterson works inside the capital. >> it was dead. you could hear your voice echo down the hallways. >> reporter: the snow plows have passed through most of the major streets in downtown d.c. but this is what they're leaving behind, these massive piles of snow. for this couple, a walk across town turned into a talk about the future. >> they were arguing because she wants to move to minnesota in the distant future. and if this is minnesota, i definitely don't want to move to minnesota. >> reporter: thousands are still without power. and the weight of the snow is causing roofs to collapse. that's what happened here at a fire station in a virginia suburb. no one was hurt. but first respondersers to to move their operations center into a bingo hall. some predict the next blast of winter life could deliver another 10 inches of snow. in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> wjz is always on. check in for first warning weather coverage, for updates on the forecast, live doppler radar, and information on
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closings and delays, log onto >> just a short time ago, michael jackson's doctor, conrad murray, was indicted on eye single count -- on a single count of involuntary manslaughter. murray has turned himself in to police. >> reporter: michael jackson's personal doctor, surrendered at a los angeles courthouse. >> follow me. >> reporter: the district attorney has charged dr. conrad murray with involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's death. after a week of haggling over how he'd turn himself in, murray pleaded not guilty at his arraignment. his attorneys say they're ready for the legal battles. jackson's parents, brother jermaine, and sister latoya came to the courthouse. the coroner ruled jackson's death a homicide, caused by the powerful anisthetic propofol. murray has admitted giving jackson propofol to help him sleep. but insists that it should not have killed the singer.
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>> i told the true and correct. and i have faith the truth will prevail. >> reporter: involuntary manslaughter charge carries a maximum four-year sentence here in the state of california. the jackson family says the doctor is getting off too early. >> this is terribly wrong, what happened to my brother. >> reporter: but a former attorney for michael jackson says prosecutors may be playing it smart with the lesser charge. >> if they charge murder and can't prove it, he could end up walking on involuntary manslaughter and murder. >> reporter: a judge will get a look at the evidence and decide whether the government has enough to put dr. murray on trial for involuntary manslaughter. thomas roberts for cbs news, los angeles. >> now, the extensive investigation included several agencies, including the los angeles police department, the district attorney's office, and the federal drug enforcement administration. according to several reports tonight, toyota plans to recall about 300,000 prius hybrids because of brake
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problems. toyota has already recalled more than 7 million other cars for repairs in the u.s. and other countries, over a sticky accelerator and floor mats that can get caught in the gas pedal. the prius is the world's top- selling gas-electric hybrid. in tonight's healthwatch. people who drink two or more soft drinks a week have a much higher risk of pancreatic cancer. it is an uncommon but very deadly form of the disease. researchers suspect that the high levels of sugar in soft drinks may increase insulin levels, which may contribute to pancreatic cancer cell growth. time for a look at the stories you'll see in the baltimore sun. the best ways to work with your insurance company, if you have a snow-related claim. the best movies and books about the winter olympics. and what readers think about the colts super bowl loss. for these stories and more, read tomorrow's baltimore sun. and remember to look for the updated forecast, from wjz's
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first warning weather team. and still to come on wjz eyewitness news. sex tape scandal. new developments on the saga revolving around former presidential candidate john edwards. deadly blast. searching for the cause of the explosion at a power plant. i'm bob turk in the first warning weather center. yet another major snowstorm for our region. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. and wjz 13 is always on. here are the top stories. log onto they've been discovered to be life enhancing.
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a review of safety codes. five workers died in the blast, which occurred while they were clearing air out of the gas lines. this is in connecticut. 24 others were injured in the accident. the plant was still under construction. and workers were trying to get it online by this summer. and an investigation is continuing into a late-night shooting at a small college in tennessee. police say a student at martin methodist college was shot outside an apartment building on campus. he was hit in the leg, taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released. the campus was put on lockdown.
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but authorities believe the gunman fled. and they do not believe he is the student. a john edwards former aide to be escorted. the judge appointed a private security company to escort andrew young, to return the sex tape, which he claims shows edwards with rielle hunter. he claims he has the original stored in a safe in atlanta. space shuttlespace shuttle endeavour lights up the night sky. the shuttle is being piloted by howard county native, terry bunch. it blast -- burch. it blasted off before dawn. endeavour is headed to the international space station. this is expected to be the last nighttime launch for the shuttle program. >> that's probably each cooler, a nighttime launch, as opposed to a daytime launch. you can see so much more. katie couric has a preview
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of what's coming up on the cbs even news. coming up, more on my exclusive with president obama. and here's a look at tonight's closing numbers from wall street. we'll be right back.
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the body of an adult royal court drive. hampered efforts to get in to fight the fire. let's get an update now on the weather. >> reporter: on that note, unfortunately, we do see more snow coming our way. tomorrow, we start out the day dry. but as we head through the afternoon, the clouds start to take over. the winter storm warning comes out at noon. then the storms pick up tomorrow night. heavy at times, winds also becoming an issue. and there is the potential for blizzard conditions out of the storm. again, for the rest of the five- day. here's bob. wednesday, the winds have
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picked up snow blowing around. winds should taper off. by afternoon and wednesday. 32, 30, down to 20. sunshine, with dryer conditions. 34. 36, 34. maybe even more. >> we'll hold you to it, bob. still to come tonight on eyewitness news. another impressive win for maryland in the acc. >> stan has the highlights coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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quite a game. >> i just read that super bowl enjoyed its highest ratings in 23 years. >> wow. >> so a lot of anticipation. and i think it lived up to the billing. yesterday, during the super bowl, the new orleans saints stared the odds-on favored colts in the eye. and delivered the knockout punch heard around the world. you see mr. peyton manning hook up with mr. pierre garcon. then the play that changed the game in favor of the states. they executed and recovered their on-side kick in the
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second half. that set up pierre thomas on a nice block. and the saints eventually went onto a lead. later, jeremy shockey goes marching in on the 2 from the t.d. pass. in going for the 2-point conversion there, initially, they ruled that they bobbled the ball. after further review, overruled. two-point conversion good. three minutes left in the game. bad decision right here from peyton manning. looking for garcon. looking for tracy porter. a louisiana native. he signed, sealed and delivered a reception to the house. and the saints win their first- ever super bowl. beating the indianapolis colts. 31-17. >> how does that feel? new orleans saints? super bowl champions. >> great. well deserving. couldn't have happened to a better team. and we are enjoying the moment right now. >> how much of a game changer was that on-site kick to start
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the second half? >> for them, it was a big-time game changer. shouldn't have been a big deal with us. we deal through adversity throughout the entire season. >> those are the breaks. meantime, college hoops, maryland's men's basketball team, discombobulated, visiting north carolina. leading the way for the terps. senior guard, greivis vasquez. by the way, he's the acc player of the week, announced today. maryland owned sole possession session behind duke. as virginia comes acalling to college park on wednesday night. finally, those washington capitols, skating on anything but thin ice these days. last night, versus the pittsburgh penguins. hats off. the cats captain alex ovechkin. he even had the assist on the game winner in overtime. it was a thrilling 5-4 in victory. hats off.
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to alex ovechkin's hat trick. that 14-game win streak, by the way, the third best in nhl history. if they keep winning, after a wall, it may be the best streak ever. >> and if it keeps on snowing, they can play out in the streets of washington. >> any time. >> uh-huh. >> thank you, stan. be right back. ,,,,
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stay with eej prime time lineup. followed, of course, by eyewitness news at 11:00. finally tonight, a man in sydney wows the crowd and breaks a world record. this australian street artist set a guinness world record, after he swall -- swallowed 18 swords at a time. each sword measured 28 inches long. the 21-year-old had also set the previous record in 2008, when he swallowed 17 swords. that's 18. [ applause ] >> more concerned that his pants are going to fall down. not worried about the swords.
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[ laughter ] we'll be back at 11:00. i'm vic carter. >> for bob and stan, i'm >> couric: tonight, all saints day. a hero's welcome home as the super bowl champions go marching in to new orleans. i'm katie couric. also tonight, sarah palin takes on the president. >> how's that "hopey changey" stuff working out for ya? >> couric: could this be a preview of 2012? children and autism. a new study finds the risk increases with the age of the mother. and everyone in the world has a story. his began when he struck oil-- or at least struck the oil company. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening,
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everyone. mardi gras has come early to new orleans and the people of that city are floating on air after the saints upset the colts to win their first-ever super bowl. and the game itself made history drawing more than 106 million viewers. that makes it the most-watched


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